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Assistant Professor of French Studies (full-time, with possibility of promotion)

University of St. Gallen - School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)

Location: St. Gallen - Switzerland
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th July 2019
Closes: 2nd September 2019

«A place where knowledge is created»

As a leading business university we set global standards for research and teaching by promoting integrative thought, responsible action and an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation in business and society.

The University of St Gallen seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of French Studies within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) from August 1, 2020.

The appointment is for a maximum of six years, after which, subject to performance evaluation, the post may be converted into a tenured Associate Professorship.

The successful candidate will have a disciplinary background in literary and/or cultural studies, with a research profile in any area of French-speaking Europe or other Francophone cultures. A focus on the 20th and 21st centuries is desirable.

She or he will be committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching. The languages of instruction are German and/or English, but seminars can also be offered in French.

Applicants must have a PhD, first-rate publications, and outstanding university teaching experience. As the University’s administration is conducted in German, the appointee must be willing to acquire a passive knowledge of German.

The University of St Gallen is an equal opportunity and diversity-oriented employer. We encourage women to apply.

To discuss the position informally, please contact Professor Yvette Sánchez, Head of the Search Committee: / Tel.: +41 71 224 25 66.

Candidates should submit their applications electronically, including a letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of degrees, and teaching evaluations, via the University’s job portal: ( The deadline for applications is September 2, 2019.

University of St.Gallen | Dufourstrasse 50 | 9000 St.Gallen |

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